It is so good to be home for an extended period of time. God has been beyond good to us this year as we had many meetings, established many support partners, and enjoyed great times of spiritual revival and fellowship. We are now looking forward to the same by being in our home church and spending time with family and friends. Deputation is certainly a unique time of ministry for all of us. We hear great messages, meet great new people, and see many great things for which we’re grateful but it is nice to sleep in your own bed, homeschool at a desk rather than the van, and not have to drag a suitcase out every where you go. Still, I find myself with itching feet that desire to be out there sharing our passion to reach Greeks with the Gospel while there is yet time. I keep reminding myself that January will be here soon enough.
We will busy this holiday season. Joanna and Claire will be taking part in Valley Forge Baptist’s Christmas presentation of “Messiah”. We will also be presenting special music and preaching at two churches and one state prison during December. Thank you in advance for praying for God to work in hearts during these special times of ministry. It was at a Christmas program that God called me to preach. Needless to say, I know the personal impact of the Christmas message. However, before we get too far along into the Christmas season I think it is important to stop and thank God for His great provision to each and everyone one of us. I cannot praise Him enough for all He has done for me and I thank Him from the bottom of heart for what He did for me at Calvary.
During these next weeks, I will also be working at least part time while trying to keep up with scheduling more meetings and conferences for 2013 and 2014. We are hoping to fill in the open dates of our calendar as soon as possible so that we can concentrate on preparing to move to Greece. There are many details to attend to such as citizenship, passage, belongings, and a host of others that require time and attention. We are trusting the Lord to provide the remainder of support quickly and for the wisdom and patience as we prepare to begin the work in Greece. It is with great thanksgiving that we offer our humble gratitude for your constant and faithful prayers and support.